How to re-address the whole site? (and why bother)
Thanks for reading.
Our current ip scheme is our own:
10.10.1.18 to 10.10.4.255 - 3 day lease.
618 in use and 259 free addresses.
We are on the SWGfL who (ages ago) allocated us an ip scheme of:
10.7.40.16 to 10.7.43.253
(is this enough? my quick maths tells me it is OK)
Our internet access is through our own proxy and we use the product WINGATE. We have used this since I started here at the school when we only had 40 computers! Most things work OK, internet access is obviously fine, though we do have difficulty with things like ftp and video conferencing and have had to put in weird and wonderful solutions.
I am thinking we should move all our ip addresses over to the SWGfL's range so hopefully it will make life easier in the future and things like video conferencing can then just happen if needed from every desk.
All clients use DHCP and we have static IP's for things like servers, printers and switches, probably numbering 70 items in total)
We have ramesys coming in over the summer to upgrade some servers, change their roles and install some new servers.
I've asked them how much it would cost for them to re-address the site during the time they are here. They have quoted £2275 which is for 1 day planning, 2 days on site work, 0.5 day project management.
I thought I would get some comments from here before I respond to their quote.....I am able to put 2 technicians on this for 2 days if the reason their quote is so high is that they are quoting for someone to go around and turn on and off every device on the network.
This to me sounds like a massive amount of money for a relatively easy task, so am thinking perhaps I am missing something.
So, what would the procedure be to fall in line with the SWGfL's addresses?
and are other secondary schools using the ip ranges given out by their grid or do most do their own thing? PROS and CONS?
sorry for so many questions.